Frand/SEPS

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei

Japanese fund’s first acquisition and first new litigation since going private have both centred on SEPs

Wireless back to the fore for IP Bridge in multi-jurisdiction patent tangle with Huawei
Foreign companies pared back Chinese patent filing in 2020
10 May 2021

Foreign companies pared back Chinese patent filing in 2020

Applications from overseas are latest area in which long-term growth trends are reversing in China

LG’s smartphone portfolio is a treasure trove of high-quality 4G and 5G SEPs
7 May 2021

LG’s smartphone portfolio is a treasure trove of high-quality 4G and 5G SEPs

The South Korean company is reportedly looking for buyers of its mobile patents. Given what may be available, it shouldn’t have to try too hard

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7 May 2021

Samsung and Ericsson settle patent licensing dispute

Swedish company projects second quarter licensing revenues of up to $297 million after signing cross-licence which includes 5G rights Read more

3 May 2021

Key US trade report raises concerns over use of anti-suit injunctions in SEP fights

US Trade Representative notes unease in the patent market over the growth in orders from China as courts there look to take control of high profile FRAND litigation Read more

3 May 2021

Huawei reports patent royalty income of $600 million in first quarter

Chinese company cites licensing revenue as one reason why it has remained profitable despite a sharp decline in its smartphone business Read more

1 May 2021

Patent counting is here to stay – and the 6G horse race has already begun

Like it or not, governments think quantity matters and SEP portfolios are fast becoming a key metric for great power competition in the information age Read more

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19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

28 Nov 2020

The EU has the chance to seize global patent leadership

Europe has never been in a better position to set rules the rest of the world must follow Read more

7 Nov 2020

A Biden presidency is likely to mean IP evolution, not revolution

With the former vice-president closing in on election victory, we take a look at how his administration might tackle key patent issues Read more

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30 Apr 2021

The prospect of an LG SEP sale is making some in South Korea nervous

Wireless patents are among the portfolios being shopped by the electronics giant as it withdraws from the smartphone industry – some in South Korea would prefer to keep these rights at home Read more

29 Apr 2021

Qualcomm and Nokia see licensing bump after handset market's Q1 boost

Chip giant leads the way as mobile sales continue to recover, despite Huawei’s decline in the sector Read more

29 Apr 2021

Blueprint from Supreme People's Court calls for China to play a greater role in cross-border IP disputes

Judge advocates a greater voice for the country in global IP governance as five-year plan is unveiled Read more

28 Apr 2021

Why comparable licences are key in the biggest SEP battles

The Long Read: The Patents Court in the UK has seen more than its fair share of precedent-busting FRAND cases in recent years. EIP’s Tom Brazier takes a scalpel to three of the biggest to tease out how litigants can secure disclosure of the kind of commercially sensitive information that will set them up for courtroom success Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more